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Myra Brosius, a member of Govans’ Racial Justice Working Group, recently conducted research into the history of Govans during the years leading up to the Civil War. On February 27 and April 24, 2022, she presented the results of her research as part of our Adult Options education time. Through a case study of Robert Galbraith, an early Govans’ minister who led us in the years leading up to and through the Civil War. There are so many fascinating and…
illy for a conversation about spiritual direction (what is it, exactly?) and how we can each find our connection to the Divine and our callings as humans.
Jessica Robey and Kisha Barnes of The Caroline Center discussed the importance of career training for local women with Pastors Tom and Billy on the latest episode of Govan’s community podcast, Believe in Baltimore. The podcast features local leaders and changemakers, interviewing them about their work in our city and discussing a relevant Bible story alongside Govans pastors and staff. The Caroline Center provides free career education for women in Baltimore City. Learn more about their work on their website:…
Dr. Kristin Mmari, Brandi Welsh, and Natasha Neale joined Pastors Tom and Billy on Govans’ podcast, Believe in Baltimore, to share about Project VITAL’s work to transform vacant lots in Baltimore City through greening initiatives and youth-led transformation. Learn about the project online, as well as BMORE Beautiful and the Baltimore City Green Network plan. You can also support the project by helping to identify lots and greening activities in your neighborhood by visiting Project VITAL Greening Lots (arcgis.com). Listen to the podcast episode online,…
Pastors Tom and Billy discuss reducing food waste and creating amazing compost with Chris Dipnarine from the local non-profit, 4MyCity. Learn more about their work in Baltimore on their website, https://4mycity.us/. Listen to the episode online, click here! Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and…
Is the environment a social justice concern? How can neighborhoods around Baltimore work together to strengthen our city? Baltimore City District 4 Councilmember Mark Conway recently joined Govans’ community podcast, Believe in Baltimore, to discuss his work on the council and in the community with Pastors Tom and Billy. Mark Conway hails from the Bronx, New York. Mark studied Government and Politics and Philosophy at the University of Maryland. After completing his undergraduate studies, he pursued a Master’s of Public…
Racial Justice E Newsletter January by tiffany.james
Lots of people know that barber Tony Wheatley gives great haircuts at TGQ CUTZ, but did you know that he is also an advocate for mentoring and reading for kids in our neighborhood? Listen to the final episode of Believe in Baltimore season one and hear how Tony is making our neighborhood a better place one haircut at a time: https://bit.ly/3vKWa0L
This month, Govans Presbyterian Church’s associate pastor, Rev. Billy Kluttz, discussed LGBTQ interpretations of the Bible as part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) talk show, Just Talk Live. In a recent article, The Presbyterian News Service highlighted that conversation on how queer readings of the Bible can transform the lives of all Christians. Read the full article and listen to the talk show here.
Listen below to Lea Gilmore and Pastor Tom’s appearance on the WYPR’s On the Record with Sheilah Kast that aired on May 13, 2021.
From May 16 to August 22, Govans’ Summer Sermon Series will feature a modern children’s book each week in conversation with a story from Scripture. Get ready for these exciting Sunday sermons with an Introduction to Children’s Literature by Govans’ own Wendy Smith.
We discuss sauerkraut and social change with Meaghan (she/her) and Shane (he/him) of HEX Ferments in Baltimore, Maryland.